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2019 North American PRRS Symposium - Preliminary Program

North American PRRS Symposium

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 Registration, 4-6PM
SATURDAY, November 2, 2019
 Registration, 8:00AM-12:00PM
8:00AM - 12:00PMSession 1 - Recent advances in the control of Swine diseases
Moderators: Ying Fang, University of Illinois; and Bob Rowland, Kansas State University
8:00AM2019 Michael P. Murtaugh Memorial Lecture in Immunology sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Tobias Kaeser-NorthCarolina State University, “The adaptive immune response to PRRSV”
8:30AM Chris Tuggle-Iowa State University, “The structure and function of the pig genome: Application to PRRSV research”
9:00AM Douglas Gladue-USDA Plumb Island, Tentative title: “Deletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-Georgia
9:30AM Ana Reis-Pirbright Institute, African swine fever virus: understanding virus-host interactions to aid vaccine development”
10:00AM Break 
10:30AM - 12:00PM Special Session on the control of PRRS in the field 
Shifting the PRRS research focus to grow/finish phase of production – What are we learning and implications for making progress on PRRS control
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim
10:30AM Moderator and Introduction, Montse Torremorell-University of Minnesota
10:40AM Jose Angulo-University of Minnesota, Incidence of PRRS wild-type virus in growing pigs and risk factors for infection” 
11:00AM Mariana Kikuti-University of Minnesota, “Evolution of PRRS viruses in growing pigs” 
11:20AM Cesar Moura and Daniel Linhares-Iowa State University, “Controlling PRRS in growing pigs and dynamics of virus infection” 
12:00PM Lunch 
1:00PM - 5:00PM Session 2-Invited talks and presentations from selected abstracts - Organized by NC-229
Moderators: Dan Rock, University of Illinois; and Sheela Ramamoorthy, North Dakota State University 
5:30PM - 7:30PMSpecial reception and poster session
                   (NA PRRS Symposium registered participants only)               
SUNDAY, November 3, 2019
8:00AM - 12:00PMSession 3-Concurrent sessions on swine diseases organized by CRWAD
12:00PMEnd of NA-PRRSS/NC-229 conference